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This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.

EVENTS

Arlington: Diane Taraz will be joined by her a cappella group, the UUlations, and Julian Cole on viola da gamba and recorders in “Carols by Candlelight,” her annual holiday concert, 4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Our Saviour, 21 Marathon St. $10; audience members are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the Arlington Food Pantry, which is housed at the church. 781-648-5962, www.dianetaraz.com.

Newton, Weston: “Gloria: A Renaissance Christmas Pageant,” featuring gorgeous music written by cloistered nuns, is a family-friendly concert and sing-along being performed by the Cappella Clausura ensemble, joined by dancers and giant puppets, Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road in Weston, and 8 p.m. next Sunday at Parish of the Messiah, 1900 Commonwealth Ave. in Newton. $15 to $25. www.clausura.org.

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Waltham: Northbound Train, a Grateful Dead tribute band, is hosting a holiday party Friday, 7 p.m., at Rendezvous, 596 Moody St. $5. www.northboundtrain.org.

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